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A synergy creation of a platform, system and tools in SBCC strengthening by provision of support to activities in the region.

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  • First Lady Jeannette Kagame while addressing the organisation of African First Ladies against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA) on the margins of the 72nd UN General Assembly in New York on Tuesday said “An HIV/AIDS-free Africa will go a long way in ensuring that the continent achieves accelerated economic growth and transformation.” The conversation themed:…[Read more]


  • The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) offers quality training and education courses to health professionals, who primarily work in low- to middle-income countries. In addition to administering open-enrollment training courses, we also offer customised training to organsations and countries in need.

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    The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) offers quality training an
  • Joseph Matalanga posted a new activity comment 1 week, 3 days ago

    Hi Mary,
    One of the priority interventions and actions under the African Regional Framework for the implementation of the global strategy on human resources for health is to scale up and/or improving the effectiveness of Community Health Workers (CHWs) programmes. Member states in Africa when deploying large-scale CHW programmes should integrate…[Read more]

    • Hi Joseph,

      I saw the scale up of CHW’s, but nothing was mentioned about traditional healers (THs). CHWs are different from THs yet I know at times CHWs may include THs. Are there still efforts to try and collaborate with THs as they are often the first health care worker a patient may visit and follow documents such as the WHO Traditional…[Read more]

  • Mary Hallin posted a new activity comment 1 week, 3 days ago

    Hi Joseph,
    Thanks so much for sharing the WHO documents.
    By any chance do you know if WHO and those in the WHO African Region are still pursuing involving traditional healers in addressing the health care needs of the people? I am glad to see involvement of local communities.
    Thanks again.
    Mary

    • Hi Mary,
      One of the priority interventions and actions under the African Regional Framework for the implementation of the global strategy on human resources for health is to scale up and/or improving the effectiveness of Community Health Workers (CHWs) programmes. Member states in Africa when deploying large-scale CHW programmes should integrate…[Read more]

      • Hi Joseph,

        I saw the scale up of CHW’s, but nothing was mentioned about traditional healers (THs). CHWs are different from THs yet I know at times CHWs may include THs. Are there still efforts to try and collaborate with THs as they are often the first health care worker a patient may visit and follow documents such as the WHO Traditional…[Read more]

  • To support the LINKAGES global project, including programs in 30 countries across Caribbean, Africa and Asia to develop inputs or guidance for integrating ICT into HIV programs that will lead to increased […]

  • Significant progress in improving people’s health in Africa was commended by delegates attending the 67th session WHO Regional Committee for Africa, which was held in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. This follows the presentation made of the 2016-2017 Biennial Report on the Work of WHO in the African Region by Dr Matshidiso Moeti, the WHO Regional D…[Read more]


    • Hi Joseph,
      Thanks so much for sharing the WHO documents.
      By any chance do you know if WHO and those in the WHO African Region are still pursuing involving traditional healers in addressing the health care needs of the people? I am glad to see involvement of local communities.
      Thanks again.
      Mary

      • Hi Mary,
        One of the priority interventions and actions under the African Regional Framework for the implementation of the global strategy on human resources for health is to scale up and/or improving the effectiveness of Community Health Workers (CHWs) programmes. Member states in Africa when deploying large-scale CHW programmes should integrate…[Read more]

        • Hi Joseph,

          I saw the scale up of CHW’s, but nothing was mentioned about traditional healers (THs). CHWs are different from THs yet I know at times CHWs may include THs. Are there still efforts to try and collaborate with THs as they are often the first health care worker a patient may visit and follow documents such as the WHO Traditional…[Read more]

  • This biennial report presents an overview of the contribution of WHO in the African Region to improving health in countries, through support to Member States in collaboration with health development partners.

  • Africa is unfortunately home to an estimated 47% of the global burden of all NTDs but the WHO Regional Office for Africa (AFRO) is still and more than ever committed to the elimination of river blindness and other Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). The WHO Expanded Special Project for Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (ESPEN) is a…[Read more]

  • Zimbabwe has been elected to chair the 71st World Health Assembly scheduled to take place between 21 and 26 May 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland. Health and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa is expected to chair following his election by fellow African ministers of health attending the just-ended 67th Session of WHO’s Regional Committee Meeting…[Read more]


  • Joseph Matalanga posted an update in the group Group logo of KenyaKenya 1 week, 4 days ago

    “Merck More than a Mother” initiative, first launched in Kenya in partnership with the Kenya Women Parliamentary Association, the University of Nairobi and the Kenya Fertility Society to address the need for interventions to reduce stigmatization and the social suffering of infertile women was launched in June 2015 by Belén Garijo, CEO Merck…[Read more]


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Joseph Matalanga

Kenya

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